Apotemnophilia: a neurological disorder

@article{Brang2008ApotemnophiliaAN,
  title={Apotemnophilia: a neurological disorder},
  author={David Brang and Paul D McGeoch and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran},
  journal={NeuroReport},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={1305-1306}
}
Apotemnophilia, a disorder that blurs the distinction between neurology and psychiatry, is characterized by the intense and longstanding desire for amputation of a specific limb. Here we present evidence from two individuals suggestive that this condition, long thought to be entirely psychological in origin, actually has a neurological basis. We found heightened skin conductance response to pinprick below the desired line of amputation. We propose apotemnophilia arises from congenital… Expand

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